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  Lyra Belacqua - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lyra is an unruly child and often exasperates those who try to care for her, such as the Jordan housekeeper and her tutors.
Lyra earns the name Lyra Silvertongue when she fools Iofur Raknison, the King of the Bears, by telling him that she is the dæmon of Iorek Byrnison and that she is willing to change sides for the "strongest bear".
It transpires that Lyra's destiny is to be literally the second Eve, and fall into the temptation of the serpent, or Mary Malone.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lyra_Belacqua   (472 words)

 Lyra's Oxford - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lyra's Oxford is a short book by Philip Pullman depicting a short episode involving the heroine of His Dark Materials, Pullman's bestselling trilogy.
Lyra's Oxford is set when Lyra Silvertongue is sixteen, shortly after the end of the trilogy.
Two pages from a Baedeker published in Lyra's world, a postcard from the character Mary Malone, and a brochure for the cruise ship Zenobia are also included.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lyra's_Oxford   (232 words)

 Paolo and Francesca
Lyra's temptation would have found her earlier had she and Pan not spent the day wandering the streets and alleyways of Oxford's quayside, breathing in the thick, vegetative smell of standing water, the scent of a summer river grown slow with weeds and waterborne debris.
Lyra had read about this in the journals, all the time trying not to think of two things: Roger's face on the night of the rending and the possibility that part of her world still lay open to the worlds beyond, to Will's world.
Lyra thought suddenly of a passage she had read in a book by a long-dead Florentine, a book she was supposed to have read last winter term, but that in truth she had only skimmed between alethiometry lessons.
www.yuletidetreasure.org /archive/10/paoloand.html   (2582 words)

 Lyra Belacqua -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lyra Belacqua is a fictional character created by (Click link for more info and facts about Philip Pullman) Philip Pullman and the heroine of the (Click link for more info and facts about His Dark Materials) His Dark Materials trilogy.
Lyra's (Click link for more info and facts about dæmon) dæmon, (Click link for more info and facts about Pantalaimon) Pantalaimon, is her dearest companion.
Lyra earns the name "Lyra Silvertongue" when she fools Iofur Raknison, the King of the Bears, by telling him that she is the daemon of (Click link for more info and facts about Iorek Byrnison) Iorek Byrnison and that she is willing to change sides for the "strongest bear".
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/l/ly/lyra_belacqua.htm   (507 words)

 Janel Quirante Coursework
Lyra discovers that the GOB is performing horrific experiments on the missing children in their laboratories in the North.
Lyra’s “belly of the whale” is the GOB laboratory, which is located on the outskirts of the North.
Lyra, expecting Lord Asriel to be elated to receive the alethiometer, is shocked by his response to her arrival.
www2.hawaii.edu /~quirante/682/pullman.html   (877 words)

 Ryan's Stuff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lyra Belacqua (Silvertongue) believes she is an orphan, left to the care of the scholars in Oxford's Jordan College.
What Lyra doesn't realize is that her father needs Roger to accomplish his goal, which is also the very thing for which he was imprisoned - he wants to create a bridge to another world, one of numerous multi-verses.
When Lyra finally finds him, with Roger at her side, Roger is kidnapped to become the requisite sacrifice; separating him from his daemon will generate the energy necessary to create the portal.
www.genesoc.com /cms4/reviews-92.html   (1208 words)

 Rca Lyra Rd2204   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lyra is not very big but still easy to find because its principal star, Vega, is also a vertex of the Summer Triangle asterism.
Beginning at the north, Lyra is surrounded by the Dragon Draco, the Greek hero Hercules, the Little Fox Vulpecula and Cygnus the swan.
Lyra's most famous compositions include "Coisa Mais Linda", "Você e Eu", "Maria Ninguém" (once claimed by Jacqueline Kennedy to be her favorite song), and "Influência do Jazz".
www.blownspeakers.com /pages3/73/rca-lyra-rd2204.html   (994 words)

 Philip Pullman, His Dark Materials
Lyra, who begins the book as an orphan, quickly discovers that she is destined to shake the Church's rule and bring about great changes in her world; she also learns that she is not an orphan and that her father is a powerful Lord.
Will and Lyra fall deeply and passionately in love, but in order for the Universe to be healed and whole, they must each return to their own worlds and live out their lives alone, never to meet again.
Lyra and Will make a sacrifice that is ultimately holy by any religious standards -- giving up their love and chance of a relationship for the greater good of the many worlds -- but without any deeper meaning, this sacrifice is empty and useless.
www.greenmanreview.com /book/book_pullman_darkmaterialsomni.html   (1271 words)

 BookPage Children's Review: The Amber Spyglass
Also on their trail are Lyra's father, Lord Asriel, and his army which is preparing to wage war on the Holy Church and the established order.
Lyra has been prophesied to be the next Eve, and her choices will determine if man returns to the Garden of Eden or stays in the world of free will.
As the search for Lyra intensifies, each side is aided by a multitude of angels, witches, and other characters from the previous two novels, including Iorek Brynison, the King of the Armored Bears.
www.bookpage.com /0010bp/childrens/amber_spyglass.html   (306 words)

 The Subtle Knife   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lyra and her daemon, Pantalaimon, are now lost in an alternate universe where they meet Will Parry, a fugitive from a third universe.
Lyra's finest qualities, her courage and quick mind, are stretched to the limit as she has to lie, cheat and steal to keep herself and Will out of danger.
The book contrasts Lyra's universe which is run by a clerical bureaucracy dominated by the church and the nonchalant, free 20th century reminiscent of our own.
hallbooks.com /store-uk/books-uk_0590112899_The-Subtle-Knife.html   (1502 words)

 Characters - The Golden Compass
He is first captured by the Oblation board in Oxford, and when Lyra herself is captured in the far north, she is taken to the same facility as he.
Coulter, who is really Lyra's mother, is first brought into the book as the head of the Oblation board, a faction of the church conducting experiments on childeren and their dæmons.
When Lyra and the party of gyptians come across Iorek, he is living as an outcast in a sparsely populated northern town.
www.angelfire.com /realm/darkmaterials/CharactersOfTGC.html   (922 words)

This is where Lyra was raised by the scholars, and where she befriended Roger.
Gyptian Boats & Zaal- Lyra is rescued by the gyptians and goes with them on their canal boats to the Zaal, an old meeting hall of the gyptians.
Lyra is captured by hunters and taken here, where she is almost severed from Pan.
www.angelfire.com /realm/darkmaterials/locations.html   (1014 words)

 Philip Pullman:  Lyra's Oxford
As Lyra works to help the dæmon, she uncovers mysteries in Oxford which tell her about herself, the city and her relationship to it.
Pullman makes it clear that what has gone before is still affecting Lyra and her associates and will continue to do so as her life (and books about her) continue.
Nevertheless, it serves as a good introduction to Lyra and Oxford, if not to her world at large and her place in the greater scheme of things.
www.sfsite.com /~silverag/lyra.html   (355 words)

 Lyra Night Sato   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lyra is the heroine of the book series "His Dark Materials," by Philip Pullman.
Born Lyra Belacqua, she is given the name Lyra Silvertongue.
Lyra is to the right in the photo below -- the main part of Lyra is the bright star at the right, Vega, the parallelogram extending to the lower left of Vega, and the triangle of stars to the left of Vega.
www.stanford.edu /~msato/peanut/name.html   (292 words)

Lyra was feeling very threatened by the questioning girls, but she remembered what Dame Hannah had said to her in Counseling and she wasn’t angry, nor did she throw anything at the inquisitive girls like she did before.
Lyra was fighting the fear that was threatening to reduce her to a miserable blob.
Lyra had seen movies, but she didn’t know how they were made, so she had no idea what had happened.
www.geocities.com /ceres_wunderkind/lgoh.htm   (5408 words)

 Allscifi.com Book Review
This second book ranges across three parallel Earths: the one from the first book that featured Lyra, the one we know in which we meet 11-year-old Will Parry, and a third one where most of the grownups have been sucked dry of life by Spectres who cannot be seen by and cannot hurt children.
Still in possession of the alethiometer, Lyra joins forces with Will, who gradually learns that he is destined to be the bearer of the "subtle knife," whose powers are tremendous and miraculous.
Lyra is still searching for her father, Lord Asriel, and trying to guess his plans, while Will hopes to find his father, John Parry.
www.allscifi.com /BookRView.asp?BRID=58157   (271 words)

 Sequential Tart - The Report Card
Lyra's Oxford is a delightful, freestanding appendix to Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass), set in a universe where the multiple worlds theory is a reality.
In the story in question, Lyra and the Birds, Lyra and Pantalaimon, her pine-marten daemon (everyone in her world is accompanied by an animal that epitomizes them) encounter an intriguing new character and find themselves the focal point of an old conflict they did not think ever involved them.
Lyra's Oxford is constructed to look and feel as if it were an artifact blown in from a parallel universe, a universe which invites a revisit or two.
www.sequentialtart.com /reports.php?ID=2805&issue=2005-05-01   (385 words)

 Deep Magic Book Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
After Lyra and Will are reunited, they begin a dangerous quest to the world of the dead.
Chasing her is an assassin from the Church in Lyra's world, who is desperate to destroy the little girl before a prophesy regarding her is fulfilled.
Coulter kidnapped Lyra and held her hostage in a shrine in a far away mountain.
reviews.deep-magic.net /review.php?id=99   (777 words)

 The SF Site Featured Review: The Subtle Knife
Lyra Silvertongue is also in Cittagazze with her magical compass, having fled her own world.
Lyra goes in search of an Oxford Scholar and finds Dr. Malone, a physicist trying to answer the same questions as those of Lyra, but with theoretical physics instead of theological magic.
When a fog descends for weeks at a time, Pullman writes that "there are few natural philosophers as frustrated as astronomers in a fog." When one of the few remaining Cittagazze adults explains how the Specters entered their world, Pullman plays on the differing meaning of the word "bonds" to a banker and a physicist.
www.sfsite.com /06a/sub34.htm   (1062 words)

 Amazon.de: Rezensionen English Books: Dark Materials 2. The Subtle Knife.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Coulter (Lyra's mother), and Lyra's champion Lee Scoresby seek the source of the disorder in the worlds and shimmering spaces that connect them.
There he meets Lyra Silvertongue and her daemon, Pantalaimon, as well as travelers from yet another world.
Lyra and her truth-telling alethiometer are soon enlisted in Will's quest, even as Lyra continues to seek the true nature of the mysterious Dust that is causing upheavals in her world.
www.amazon.de /exec/obidos/tg/stores/detail/-/books-intl-de/0590112899/reviews   (1716 words)

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This is a exclusive interview of Lyra "Silvertongue" Belacqua's daemon.
Usually such interviews are not possible, but of course Lyra and her daemon are quite an exception.
Lyra saw the Master try to poison her Uncle...
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 hackwriters.com - Nothern Lights - Philip Pullman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The principal heroine Lyra is famous for being a liar, her eventual friend Will, abandons his half crazed mother to search for his explorer father who disapeared mysteriously.
Lyra’s own mother is a torturer, her father a disgraced grandee who seems bent on challenging the very authority of God.
And Lyra's father isn't crazy to want to argue with God himself, because so much mayhem is loosed in the world in his name, or the name of other gods.
www.hackwriters.com /NorthernLights.htm   (2037 words)

 The Subtle Knife Book at Shop Ireland
A new character is introduced, a young boy with a destiny as complex as Lyra, the child heroine from book one.
Thrown together by forces neither can comprehend, Will and Lyra search for their respective fathers, battling against deadly and cunning enemies, and having to use their wits and instinct every step of the way.
They soon learn that their destinies are interlinked, and set off on a quest involving witches, magic, the golden compass and a treasure of untold value, the subtle knife.
www.shopireland.ie /books/detail/0590112899/The-Subtle-Knife   (2206 words)

 His Dark Materials Trilogy: "Northern Lights", "The Subtle Knife", "The Amber Spyglass" (His Dark Materials S.) - ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lyra's life is already sufficiently interesting for a novel before she eavesdrops on a presentation by her uncle Lord Asriel to his colleagues in the Jordan College faculty, Oxford.
Lyra's finest qualities--her courage and quick mind--are stretched to the limit as she has to lie, cheat and steal to keep herself and Will out of danger.
The story centres around Lyra and her daemon Pantelamon (another fabulous creation) as they embark on a mission to rescue a bunch of captured children, abducted in a repulsive prison in Swalbard.
www.radiodirectory.com /ukstoreproducts0439994349.html   (1511 words)

 Amazon.com: The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, Book 1): Books: Philip Pullman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lyra and her daemon moved through the darkening hall, taking care to keep to one side, out of sight of the kitchen.
Lyra's world is falling apart and so rules have been broken already - she has to use all means at her quite extensive disposal.
Lyra had thought that she was meant to give Lord Asriel the althiometer, which knows everything, and a person may ask any question, but she found out that Roger was what she must bring him.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0345413350?v=glance   (3385 words)

 Amazon.com: The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, Book 3): Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
There was the memory of the little girl Lyra, whom he had named Silvertongue, and whom he had last seen crossing the fragile snow bridge across a crevasse in his own island of Svalbard.
In the opening, for example, Lyra is being hidden and kept in a drugged sleep in a Himalayan cave by her mother, the beautiful and treacherous Mrs.
Will and Lyra's answer to this is to offer them a window out through the use of the subtle knife, where they can disperse into their component atoms and return to the "dust" from which they were made.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0440418569?v=glance   (3613 words)

 Philip Pullman:  The Subtle Knife
In the course of her journey, Lyra meets with Will Parry, a boy only slightly older than she is who is searching for the father he never knew.
While the Church of Lyra’s world is emphatically not the Catholic Church of our world, it is strongly based upon it.
Lyra’s alethiometer, a ouija-like device, early on explains that her fate is linked to Will’s, despite what seems like a completely chance encounter on a world which is not native to either.
www.sfsite.com /~silverag/subtle.html   (563 words)

 The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman, His Dark Materials fantasy books
Having slipped through a newly formed astral portal, the intrepid Lyra finds herself in the beautiful, haunted world of Citàgazze---a city where soul-eating Specters stalk the streets and the wingbeats of distant angels sound against the sky.
Pullman also dangles a host of interesting scientific and theological speculations about the nature of "dust," but leaves them all to be tied up later.
Still, there are some exciting moments, especially the scene when Will and Lyra attempt to steal back the alethiometer.
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